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Nov 15, 2018
This week’s theme
Ridiculous words

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metagrobolize
quaquaversal
whigmaleerie
bamboozle

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bamboozle

PRONUNCIATION:
(bam-BOO-zuhl)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To deceive.
2. To confuse.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1703.

USAGE:
“Vietnam began the game with a short passing game using one-touch tactics to bamboozle the Cameroonians and negate their physical size advantage.”
Vu Duc; Olympic Finland Win BV Cup; The Saigon Times (Vietnam); Nov 20, 2006.

See more usage examples of bamboozle in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
He who, when called upon to speak a disagreeable truth, tells it boldly and has done, is both bolder and milder than he who nibbles in a low voice and never ceases nibbling. -Johann Kaspar Lavater, poet, writer, philosopher (15 Nov 1741-1801)

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